Adult Education is a rich and varied palette.

Adult Education at Hennepin Avenue UMC is a rich and varied palette. From Sunday morning classes to weekday and evening opportunities, we try to offer everyone the chance to create a circle of people in which they are known and can belong, where they may encounter the Holy, and nurture their faith.

We are open to your ideas for groups and classes. Contact Pastor Laura Hannah ( with your ideas and desires for new ways to create community.

Contact Pastor Laura

For more information about Adult Education and groups, or to share ideas, concerns or questions, please contact us.

Email Pastor Laura

Life Adventures for Seniors

Life Adventures presents programs and activities for learning, entertainment, and socializing. Join in these events and bring your friends and neighbors.

Many of the programs are held in the Social Hall and begin with a catered lunch at noon. Activities range from special trips for fall colors, speakers on a range of topics, holiday musical programs, and talks from our pastors.

View the 2019-2020 Life Adventures for Seniors booklet here.
For all upcoming events, you may view the Events calendar on the Events webpage here.

Making Sense of our Faith

This diverse group meets twice a month for lively discussion, study, and friendly debate about what it means to be a Christian in a world that is increasingly complex.  John Guy serves as facilitator.

The class uses the Bible, along with other topical books to explore how the message of Christ speaks to the challenges of today for the church and for the church in the world. Attendees are sure to enjoy the biweekly format, as it gives them time to keep up with the reading and serve in other areas if they like.

This group meets every-other Sunday at 11:30am in the Longfellow Room.

For all upcoming events, you may view the Events Calendar on the Events webpage here.

Men’s Bible Fellowship

Join a group of men for Bible study, conversation and fellowship. Come for the fresh caramel rolls & coffee, stay for friendship and bible study. All men are invited to attend this lively discussion.

This group meets every Friday at 7am in the Longfellow Room.

Progressive Christianity

This group of seekers shares class leadership and enjoys stimulating and challenging discussions and dialogue. Discussions often stem from the topics in Christian Century Magazine.

This group meets every-other Sunday at 11:30am. If you’re interested in joining, please email Pastor Laura at

United Methodist Women

The mission of United Methodist Women (UMW): UMW advocates for the oppressed and dispossessed; supports the needs of women, children and youth; seeks to build a supportive community among women; and helps foster growth in the Christian faith, mission education, and Christian social involvement.

Hennepin Avenue UMC’s United Methodist Women currently has 6 small communities, or circles. Each one is a supportive, caring, creative fellowship of women in our Christian faith. All women at Hennepin Avenue UMC are members of UMW and are welcome to participate at any time.

UMW Circle programs include book discussions, speakers on timely topics, reports on women in the Bible, and hand-on mission activities, both at Hennepin Avenue UMC (such as making sandwiches for The Dignity Center or knitting scarves for the Community Meals guests) and in our neighborhood (such as volunteering at Joyce Preschool and Walker Methodist Health Care Center).

Learn more about the UMW group by visiting the UMW webpage.

Women’s Thursday Bible Study

This women’s bible study, led by longtime friends and facilitators Mary Mensheha and Juanita Reed-Boniface, is an open community of focused Bible students. Their varied backgrounds and wide-ranging interests create great study and prayer experiences. Open to all ages, women who participate find community that transforms and enriches their lives.

Our Women’s Thursday Bible Study Group meets at 11am in the Longfellow Room. New participants are always welcome.

Young Adults

Hennepin Avenue UMC offers opportunities for young adults to grow in faith, serve the community in the name of God, and connect with peers and people from other generations.

The Young Adult Ministry is focused on providing a meaningful faith community for young adults who are in the beginning stages of their careers. There are many experiences that are unique to people in that stage of life, and the Young Adult Ministry is dedicated to providing Christian community and support for those making the transition into their professional life.

For more information about the Young Adults events and activities, visit the Young Adults webpage.

Community Yoga

Yoga teacher Leslie Ball leads yoga classes to promote flexibility, strength, calm, and spiritual balance.

These classes are free, but a suggested donation is appreciated.

Bring your yoga mat and invite your friends! Classes are weekly on Wednesdays at 5:30pm and Saturdays at 11am.

For additional information, please contacts contact Cheryl Gibbons at, or call 612-871-5303.

To view the Events calendar, visit the Events webpage here.

learn about Other Small Groups

If you are interested in participating in Small Groups and Adult Faith-Building opportunities, please email Pastor Laura Hannah.

Email pastor Laura